Fast Fact '70 Dodge Challenger
The blue and red LED lights...
The blue and red LED lights on the custom silver-face gauges are only a small portion of the trick interior. Black leather abounds in this E-Body, covering the seats, door panels, kick panels, quarter-window panels, center console, steering wheel, and dash.
XV Motorsports, Irvington, NY
The second of three packages, the XV 440hp 5.7 Hemi includes a custom-tuned electronic engine management system, electronic fuel injection, distributor-less ignition with closed loop tuning, single-plane intake manifold, billet aluminum, four-barrel EFI throttle body, custom grind camshaft, extended rpm valvespring package, main stud and head stud kit, aluminum oil pan, fully balanced and blueprinted, a custom aluminum radiator and shroud with an electric fan, a Level II exhaust package, equal length stainless steel headers, 211/42-inch stainless duals with H-Pipe and polished tips. A custom fuel tank with stainless feed and return hard lines, braided fuel lines with AN fittings, billet fuelrails, adjustable pressure regulator, a high flowing EFI fuel filter, and a rollover/impact fuel-pump safety cutoff switch finish it off.
Transmission: of the five transmissions available, this one has XV's five-speed package with a Tremec TKO five-speed manual transmission with a heavy-duty clutch and hydraulic throw-out bearing.
The all-aluminum K-frame was...
The all-aluminum K-frame was engineered to house the new-generation Hemi, as well as provide a sturdy platform for the newly restructured suspension system.
The heavy-duty 831/44 rear was black powdercoated, then fitted with a nodular iron center section with billet adjusters and an upgraded Sure Grip limited-slip differential with a heavy-duty clutch package and 3.91 performance gears, alloy axles with heavy-duty bearings, and alloy wheel studs.
Horsepower & Performance:
This is the second of five engines, boasting 440 horses at the flywheel. XV didn't provide us with any quarter-mile times or lateral g readings, but with all this equipment, it's sure to upset the local Corvette guy and the occasional Viper.
Built with the XV Level II suspension package, the front suspension sports SLA double A-arms (aluminum upper and lower A-arms), aluminum spindles, an aluminum K-member, adjustable coilover shock absorbers, a custom front antiroll bar, variable-rate power-steering rack with heavy-duty mounts, and an adjustable bumpsteer kit. The rear suspension is just as trick with a three-link rear setup with billet aluminum lower links and adjustable upper link, adjustable panhard bar assembly, adjustable coilover shock absorbers, and a custom rear antiroll bar.
The Level II brake package includes six-piston front calipers with 14-inch rotors, two-piston rear calipers with 13-inch rotors, two-piece vented rotors with billet hats, a Hydroboost power-brake booster, stainless hard lines, braided stainless brake hoses, a high-performance brake pad package, and high-temp brake fluid.
Rolling on Kinesis five-spoke polished black anodized wheels, sized 18x911/42 in front and 18x10 in back.
Ultra-high-performance wet or dry tires, sizing in at 275/35-18 and 295/35-18. the rubber is Y rated to 186 mph.
It's strengthened by an engine compartment brace, laser-cut subframe connectors, a lower radiator support, and a framerail connector with an inner-fender shock tower brace. A functional T/A hood with a matching air cleaner pan and T/A decklid spoiler give the Challenger a vintage look.
Painted by XV in their own custom hue-XV Orange. It also has all-new tinted glass, and all the trim replaced or fully restored.
Inside, the seating is custom leather-upholstered Recaro seats with the driver-side power adjustable and heated. The passenger side is manual with an adjustable custom leather rear bench. Real wool carpeting, a custom Ultrasuede headliner, custom embroidered floor mats, leather-wrapped dash pad with their logo, and a leather-wrapped billet steering wheel with logo are all part of the package. The instrument cluster is trick with a 200-mph speedometer, 10,000-rpm tachometer, water temp, oil pressure, fuel, and volt gauges. Leather-wrapped door panels, console, dash pad, rear side panels, pillars, and kick panels with Dynamat sound deadener throughout interior makes the all-black cabin 100-percent unique to the car. As far as entertainment, an Alpine head unit with an iPod interface, Alpine speakers front and rear, subwoofers, amplifiers, power antenna, and heavy-duty wiring ensure crystal clear sounds. Climate control air conditioning, a heated front window, rear defroster, and a fully finished trunk are finished with XV's Convenience Package that includes power door locks, windows, and keyless entry with a remote trunk release.